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Tom Kertscher
Freelance journalist: PolitiFact fact-checker, AP sports reporter. Ex-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Al McGuire/Brett Favre author. Making A Murderer cameo.
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Tom Kertscher 14h
$50 billion per year "wasted" by Medicare? The government calls it "improper payments." But the claim by presidential candidate gets a Mostly True on my fact-check.
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Tom Kertscher Apr 18
"Hot bread," a prayer behind second base, tucking in your skirt a certain way -- my article on sports rituals and superstitions in sports, and why they work.
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Tom Kertscher Apr 18
Does the U.S. spend 1,000 times more on preparing for war than creating peace, as presidential candidate puts it? A lot depends on how you define terms, my fact-check finds.
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Neil Brown Apr 15
Another great day for the First Amendment! Here are the winners of the 2019 Pulitzer Prizes via
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Tom Kertscher Apr 15
Just how much more does the U.S. spend on "war" than "peace"? Presidential candidate Marianne Williamson says 1,000 times more. My PolitiFact fact-check finds that's Half True.
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Tom Kertscher Apr 15
. makes his presidential campaign official. Our first check of him:
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Tom Kertscher Apr 12
NFRW VP Michelle Buckwalter-Schurman to me for future story on 19th Amendment: "Those in office are acting as though we're not listening (to each other). But I have good friends who are strong Democrats, and when we sit down and have a conversation, we have a lot in common."
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Tom Kertscher Apr 11
"We've accomplished a lot, but there's so much more work to do because we still don't have parity. Our elected officials should reflect the people in this country." -- of to me, reflecting on women's 2018 wins for future story on 19th Amendment centennial
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Tom Kertscher Apr 8
Presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard: "As a country, we have to have secure borders. Democrats and Republicans in the past have supported certain barriers or walls being built."
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Tom Kertscher Apr 7
Working the Atlanta Hawks-Milwaukee Bucks game with the best sportswriter-musician in Milwaukee, .
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Tom Kertscher Apr 7
My profile of Making a Murderer lawyer Steve Drizin, who represents Brendan Dassey. Long before his Netflix fame, Drizin helped abolish the juvenile death penalty in the U.S.
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Tom Kertscher Apr 5
"We would end our subsidies to these oil companies and basically eliminate the market for them" by transitioning to renewables. -- Presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard
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Tom Kertscher Apr 5
Dem presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg: "Sometimes there's a sense of condescension coming from our party. Fairly or unfairly, I think a lot of people perceive that we're looking down on them."
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Tom Kertscher Apr 5
A rare drop in Americans' life expectancy is being fueled by suicides and drug overdoses, presidential candidate Andrew Yang says. My PolitiFact fact-check finds his statement largely correct.
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Tom Kertscher Apr 5
Donald Trump's dad might have been conceived in Germany, but he was born in New York -- no matter how many times the president claims it was Germany. So, he gets a Pants on Fire in my PolitiFact fact-check.
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Tom Kertscher Apr 4
Conception is not the same as birth: gets a Pants on Fire in my fact-check on his claim, made once again, that his father was born in Germany.
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Tom Kertscher Apr 4
"As a country, we have to have secure borders. Democrats and Republicans in the past have supported certain barriers or walls being built." -- Presidential candidate to
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Tom Kertscher Apr 4
My profile of Making a Murderer lawyer who, long before his Netflix fame, helped abolish the juvenile death penalty in the U.S.
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Tom Kertscher Apr 4
A "financial transactions tax" would "deal with the fact that people are in some cases making preposterous sums of money off of millisecond transactions that don't seem to contribute very much to the real economy."--Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg
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PolitiFact Apr 3
In the three years since 2014 for which data are available, life expectancy dropped in 2015, stayed the same in 2016 and dropped in 2017. That pattern has not been seen in 100 years. We rated 's claim Mostly True:
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